COVID-19 Resources

The coronavirus pandemic has had an incredible impact on the non-profit and voluntary sector in Manitoba. We have all had to adjust to a new work environment, either working from home or a drastically reduced workforce at our physical locations, and every day brings more change to our programs and services. Our sector is facing challenges we've never faced before, and organizations across the province are being affected.

To continue our support of all non-profits, charities and community groups in the province, we have pulled together this list of resources to help you during the COVID-19 pandemic. This list will be updated regularly and we hope it helps. If you have any questions or would like to add anything to this list, please email us at info@volunteermanitoba.ca

In the meantime, be safe and be well.
~VM

"In times of deep darkness, we not only need light - we need to be light for one another." - Parker Palmer


VM Training | Volunteer Opportunities | Information & Referral
Non-Profit Resources | Volunteer Management Resources
Resources on Volunteerism | Board Governance Resources


VM Training

To support the non-profit and voluntary sector in Manitoba, we created a series of webinars specific to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on organizations and groups in the province. Our Social-Distance Learning series covered how to prepare your organization for a pandemic, hosting virtual meetings, getting your message out in times of crisis, screening volunteers in an emergency, and managing difficult HR decisions.

To register for any of the remaining webinars, please visit our Training Calendar for more information.

To access a copy of the past webinars, visit our Youtube Page.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Manitoba works with hundreds of non-profits, charities, special events and community groups across Manitoba to support and assist with recruitment, retention and recognition of volunteers. To help you identify where to volunteer your time, and how to keep yourself, your community and organizations safe, we have pulled together 3 options for Manitobans to get involved and give their time. Read more on the VM Blog.

You can also contact us directly for assistance in finding a volunteer opportunity, please email info@volunteermanitoba.ca for more information.

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Information & Referral

211 Manitoba is a searchable online database of government, health, and social services that are available across the province. This service helps Manitobans who are looking to find the right community or social resource but don't know where to start. 211 Manitoba also makes it easy for service providers and first responders to direct others to the right resource.

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Non-Profit Resources

COVID-19 and the Charitable Sector - Imagine Canada

Volunteer Canada has brought together local volunteer centres, corporate community engagement professionals, and non-profit organizations from around the country to identify common issues and to see how we can help each other through these dynamic times. Please click here for more information and to access their resources.

Economic Support Programs - Government of Manitoba
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy - Government of Canada
Covid-19 updates and resources - City of Winnipeg

Guidance Documents - Government of Canada
Getting Your Workplace Ready - World Health Organization
How to use Facemasks - World Health Organization
Public Advice (downloadable posters) - World Health Organization

Preventing Disease Transmission Training and Equipment - Canadian Red Cross

Emergency Community Support Funding - Canadian Red Cross

Emergency Community Support Funding - Community Foundations of Canada

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Volunteer Management Resources

COVID-19: Volunteer Engagement in Public Health Emergencies: Risk and Liability - Volunteer Canada

Infograph on Volunteering During COVID-19 - Volunteer Victoria

Volunteering Check List During COVID-19 - Volunteer Canada